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Friday, October 18, 2013

KPRC's Ruben Galvan slimed on live TV

KPRC morning feature reporter Ruben Galvan slimed at the Children’s Museum of Houston

KPRC 2's new morning features reporter Ruben Galvan got slimed at the Children’s Museum of Houston this morning. It was all part of our Monsters’ Museum Halloween celebration. Did he say "I don't know" or something?


Monstrous mayhem will be unleashed when the Children’s Museum of Houston is transmogrified into the Monsters’ Museum of Houston for three weeks of Halloween. From Oct. 12 to 31, we dare you to witness how monsters have rummaged, scoured, combed, and turned upside down the Museum
to make room for their monster lairs. This hair-raising experience will allow you to “catch monsters” in the act, interact with their pals, observe and comprehend their behavior, participate in monster hobbies, and discover why monsters may be just simply misunderstood!

• Find the hidden monster clues to go on a trick-or-treat hunt, 4 – 6 p.m. every day.
• Examine deposits of slime left by slobbering monsters at the Crazed Chemist Lab, Oct. 21 – 31.
• Make Drippy Monsters appear or disappear.
• Give monsters feelings by mixing and matching features and expressions in Monster Mix Match.
• Master the monster language by making shrieking Monster Calls.
• Take a bite out of hydraulics by making moving clenching jaws at Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab, Oct. 12 – 23.
• Prevent monsters from feeding on pumpkins by painting pumpkins, Oct. 26.
• Use iPads to catch monsters in action or strike a monster pose, Oct. 19.
• Party with a DJ during Moe’s Monster Mash Bash on Oct. 31!

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credit: Children’s Museum of Houston and Elaine Mut

The Museum’s beloved Moe Monster will guide you through a gnarling Halloween adventure complete with daring dragons, ghastly ghosts, rotten mummies, otherworldly aliens, man-eating plants, flying books and more, with the intention of learning from the best and brightest in Monsterdom!

We encourage you to drop your human disguise, dress in a menacing monster costume and release your inner monster to avoid raising suspicion from other monsters and their pals (let’s not provoke them). If you don’t have a costume, stop by Halloween Street to disguise yourself with a Monster Mask or carry your own mini Moe Monster figurine to blend in. Uncover the “terribly gone wrong” experiments concealed in the Crazed Chemist Lab where Polymer Orbs will magically appear, Wriggly Worms will ooze at the touch of your hands, and sensory overload will unravel when you try to figure out What’s in the Box?

Get caught in a web of mystery at the Spider Lair where some of the most sinister spiders reside and mysterious monster hobbies will be untangled every week, like deciphering Hidden Monsters and Messages or concocting Ghost Bubbles (Oct. 12), hypnotizing humans with Spooky Glow Eyes (Oct. 19), or shopping for designer Monster Feet (Oct. 26 & 27). Even monsters like to look good while they spook!

The Bat Colony’s “infestation” will make you wish you were blind as a bat. This shuddery sight will get you using your sense of smell to “locate Baby Bats,” but it may also change your perspective to even make you want to take home an Origami Bat. Test if Monster Symmetry exists. Before you depart though, take a Halloween Pattern Bracelet souvenir as a good luck charm. You’ll need it for when you head over to the Maze!

Head outside and take a turn at the Maze where sneering Gargoyles and zoned out zombies will test your nerves. Then finally, reach the Pumpkin Patch for a well-deserved photo opp. Bring your camera! Abominable stories about terrible, giant and hungry monsters await you at the Haunted Library. Don’t forget there’s trick-or-treating 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and all day weekends and Halloween Day! You can also learn to Make Your Own Lock, (Oct. 24 – 31) to protect your Halloween stash from ravenous

Howl at the moon while you bask in Houston’s ultimate Halloween party for kids. Let the ghoul time’s roll as you boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of an undead DJ during Moe’s Monster Mash Bash. The event will feature Monster Feet making (4 – 7 p.m.), dancing and trick-or-treating from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31! Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky monster costume!

“America’s No. 1 Children’s Museum” by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes’ “Best Children’s Museums in the U.S.,” winner of Houston A-List “Best Museum 2012 & 2013” and Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks “Best Museum in Houston 2009 & 2010,” the Children’s Museum of Houston is a’s nationwide 5-star children’s museum. It is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning with a vision to spark a passion for lifelong learning in all children. Founded in 1980 and housed in a whimsical building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Venturi, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. The Museum serves more than 1,100,000 people annually and operates as a 501(c)(3) under the direction of a Board of Directors. It is located at 1500 Binz in Houston’s Museum District. Admission is $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65 years and older and for members of the military. Children under one and Museum Members receive free Free Family Nights are offered Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. courtesy of Laura and John Arnold, Houston Endowment, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., John P. McGovern Foundation, Pi Beta Phi Foundation, and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
Business Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. The Museum is open at 9 a.m. on the Second Saturday of every month for Museum Members. The Museum is closed Mondays but open on Federal Holidays, during Houston Independent School District’s Spring Break and during the summer months from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit or call (713) 522-1138. The Children’s Museum of Houston is A Playground for Your Mind™ Can your mind come out to play?™
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